Our Trip to Family-Friendly Spain 12

This is an (almost) Wordless Wednesday post about our first family trip to Europe. We did a lot of research about where to start our foray into European exploration with a toddler, and we decided on Spain. You can read more about why on my Family Travel site at Bellaonline.com.

spain trip coverWe started on the Mediterranean in Barcelona


barcelona beach

barcelona aptWe rented an apartment in each city instead of staying in a hotel.

La Sagrada Familia

 La Sagrada Familia – designed by Gaudi

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral



Gargoyles gallore!

hot chocolate

Hot chocolate from the Museo de Xocolata

Bus Tour of Madrid

When we got to Madrid, we decided to be tourists and ride the double decker bus, which turned out to be a great decision on that hot day!

Royal Palace, Madrid

Royal Palace in Madrid

Madrid Apartment

Courtyard view in Madrid Apartment

Museo del Prado

La Boqueria

Jamón at La Boquería Market

high speed train

We took a high speed train to get around the country.

Valencia apartment

Pooky was practicing her walking skills in our Valencia apartment.

Valencia Oranges

Valencia oranges!

Valencia Market CollageValencia market filled with spices!




Largest aquarium in Europe


Valencia beach

Back to the Mediterranean, this time in Valencia



Adios, España – until next time!

To read more about why we chose Spain as our first part of Europe to explore as a family with a small child, visit my Family Travel site at Bellaonline.com. You’ll find all kinds of helpful tips for traveling with children. Come say hi in the forum.

For more family travel tips, check out these other posts.

Tips for Flying with Toddlers

Entertaining Young Kids on Road Trips

For even more family travel tips, follow my board, Traveling with Children, on Pinterest

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